MKE mom of murder victim helps other survivors have a voice https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/mother-of-murder-victim-creates-gun-violence-project-to-help-other-survivors-have-a-voice A Milwaukee woman who lost her son to gun violence turns her pain into healing for others. Now she is working with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to share their stories.
Portia Cobb, Debra Gillispie, Leslie J. Harris, and Erin Sahlstein Parcell received a grant from Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI) to develop the Gun Violence Project. Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI) was founded on the principle that the study Read More…
On Friday, July 19th, Debra Gillispie, Sundance Duchow, and Leslie J. Harris were featured guests on WNOV’s “The Man Show.” They discussed the project and how people can tell their stories to be included in the project.
Leslie Harris and Erin Parcell were awarding the 2019 Federation Prize from the Central States Communication Association for their work on The Gun Violence Project.
From The Shepard Express: Debra Gillespie founded Mothers Against Gun Violence in 2004, less than a year after her son, Kirk Bickham Jr., and two of his friends were shot and killed by Jaki Marion, a felon who under the law should not have had access to a gun. Read more here: Shepard Express
From the UWM Report: After losing her only son in a shooting in 2003, Debra Gillispie began fighting for responsible gun laws. But it was when she launched a show on Riverwest’s community radio station last May that she discovered the healing effects of telling stories of gun violence for survivors. Read the rest of Read More…
Sundance Duchow was named an undergraduate research fellow and received support in Spring 2019 to work with Erin Parcell on the Gun Violence Project.
Leslie J. Harris and Erin Sahlstein Parcell received an Advancing the Discipline Grant from the National Communication Association to support The Gun Violence Project.